LA County added 82,000 jobs this past year, according to EDD data release today

According to data released on 12-20-19 by California EDD,

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Los Angeles County was unchanged over the
month at 4.4 percent in November 2019 from a revised 4.4 percent in October 2019 and was
below the rate of 4.7 percent one year ago. Civilian employment increased by 17,000 to
4,910,000 in November 2019, while unemployment increased by 1,000 to 228,000 over the

Between November 2018 and November 2019, total nonfarm employment in Los Angeles
County increased by 81,900 or 1.8 percent.
• Over the year educational and health services increased payrolls by 35,700 jobs. Health
care and social assistance (up 31,700) accounted for 89 percent of the employment
growth with the majority concentrated in social assistance (up 20,500). Educational
services also contributed to the expansion (up 4,000).
Professional and business services added 14,700 jobs. Growth occurred in all
subsectors: administrative and support and waste services (up 9,500), professional,
scientific, and technical services (up 3,900), and management of companies and
enterprises (up 1,300).
• Other sectors recording year-over expansions were: leisure and hospitality (up 14,000),
construction (up 7,200), trade, transportation, and utilities (up 6,100), government (up
4,200), manufacturing (up 2,000), and financial activities (up 400).
• Other services posted a decline of 1,400 jobs and information a loss of 1,000 jobs (specifically in telecom).
Motion Picture & Sound Recording employment rose very slightly over the year, by 0.6%.

To view the detailed breakdown by specific industry sectors, visit the EDD press release here:$pds.pdf

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